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Where The Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice (Book - 1963 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Where The Wild Things Are
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A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Authors: Sendak, Maurice
Title: Where the wild things are
Publisher: [New York] : Harper & Row, 1963
Characteristics: [40] p. :,col. ill
Summary: A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Awards & Distinctions: Literary Awards - Caldecott Medal Winners ;
ISBN: 0694004324
0060254939
0060254920
Statement of Responsibility: story and pictures by Maurice Sendak
Subject Headings: Monsters Fiction
Topical Term: Monsters
LCCN: 63021253
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List - Away We Go by: SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR KIDS Apr 12, 2011

Sent to bed without his supper, Max imagines himself sailing away to the land of Wild Things where he is king. Recommended for ages 2 to 8.


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Sep 22, 2013
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read it to your kids because it's gorgeous and they'll love it... or because, without the least hint of preachiness, it teaches something important about emotional intelligence. Max learns how to make friends with the "wild" feelings inside himself without letting them control him... and learns that, while letting himself get out of control will lead to unacceptable (to him) consequences, he's still loved.

Sep 06, 2013
  • mamalovesjames rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read this out loud to someone you love.

Aug 27, 2013
  • nancytran rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of our favorite books. It acknowledges that deep down, kids know that those who love them are the ones who will do what's best for them.

Apr 01, 2013
  • sunshine23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a story many of us can relate to. The main character, Max, is a child who is filled with mischief/defiance ends up in conflict with his mother. He is sent to his room and deals with his angry emotions with a colourful journey through fantasy. This eventually helps him calm down and he returns to reality...the love of his mother.

Jul 18, 2011
  • green_thumb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I adore this book! "Let the wild rumpus begin" : )

Mar 31, 2011
  • vwruleschick rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had this read to me and read while growing up. I love this book and finally re-read it now and remember the imagination I used to have while reading books with kewl pictures.

Jan 18, 2011
  • olivermcgee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My 4 year old likes it, although it's just a basic story. There are others I enjoy more, but I do enjoy reading it with him because I remember my mom reading it to me as a kid.

Apr 06, 2010
  • Creaulx rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Just a tad overrated. My three-year old was indifferent to this, he's probably too young to appreciate the subtleties of the illustrations. I've seen reviews of this book that were concurrent with the recent Hollywood movie version that essentally compared it to Tolstoy. Sheesh! It's a pleasant enough children's book. End of story.

Aug 31, 2009
  • Mandy96 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

vickiz, thank-you so much for posting the link to Yann Martel's website! What a fascinating project to follow.

This is the 61st of a series of titles selected by writer Yann Martel to provide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to encourage an appreciation of the arts and literature in particular in the PM, and to also help him with his stillness and thoughtfulness. Martel has regularly sent books from a wide range of literary traditions to Harper. Martel has devoted a Web site to the reading list and his kind and considered covering letters with each volume. Martel has never received a direct acknowledgement from Harper, and only recently some fairly form-letter responses from Harper's staff. He has, however, received a response (although not directly related to one of his book selections for Harper) from Industry Minister Tony Clement.

Martel's meditation on both Where the Wild Things Are and companion inclusion In the Night Kitchen, both written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, is very moving, especially in light of his (Martel's, that is) very recent new fatherhood. All of his letters can be read at http://www.whatisstephenharperreading.ca/.

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Aug 10, 2012
  • blue_horse_2236 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

blue_horse_2236 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Apr 04, 2009
  • awake88 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 22, 2008
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